David Wakhu Pleased With KCB Road To Masters Nakuru Leg Victory

May 13 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

A gross total of 5 under par 141 after a 68 on Friday was all that the pro needed to win the event by a solitary shot

David Wakhu, tees off at Nakuru golf club, during the KCB Road to Karen masters. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • Golf Park professional David Wakhu fired a round of level par 73 gross to win the third round of the KCB Road To Karen Masters at the par 73 Nakuru Golf Club on Sunday
  • His remarkable victory on the Nakuru green saw him bag a whopping Kshs. 85,000 for his efforts
  • The fifth and final round of the Road To Masters series heads to Royal Nairobi on June 15

NAKURU, Kenya- Golf Park professional David Wakhu fired a round of level par 73 gross to win the third round of the KCB Road To Karen Masters at the par 73 Nakuru Golf Club on Sunday.

A gross total of 5 under par 141 after a 68 on Friday was all that the pro needed to win the event by a solitary shot.

His remarkable victory on the Nakuru green saw him bag a whopping Kshs. 85,000 for his efforts.

"I struggled a bit with my tee shots on the last day but all in all the essence was to play regulation. My putting wasn't that good when I started but I rediscovered my form on the same to rack up back to back birdies on the 16th and 18th.

“I must admit that my short game won me the tournament. Going forward I will keep working on my long game," said Wakhu who made four birdies on holes 5,9, 16 and 18 against four bogeys on 3, 4 and on 14 where he three putted.

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Eric Ooko of Royal Nairobi Golf Club settled for second position with rounds of 72 and 70 for 4 under par 142 gross.

"The course was in very good condition save for a few patches here and three. I hit the par fours and fives really well and I'm glad that my swing is closer to where I want it to be as Karen Masters draws closer.

“The KCB Road To The Masters has helped us prepare adequately well in time for the Masters at Karen where we have played severally," Ooko underlined.

Dennis Saikwa and Mumias long-hitter Dismas Indiza settled for joint third with 3 under par 143.

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The fifth and final round of the Road To Masters series heads to Royal Nairobi on June 15.

KCB Bank put aside Kshs. 2 million as prize money for the local pros—Ksh500,000 for each of the four tournaments they are taking part in.